Virgile Allyne Gaudet



May 6, 1894

Born at Moncton New Brunswick


May 27, 1915

Shown on the payroll of the 55th Battalion at Sussex New Brunswick


Jun 15, 1915

The 55th Battalion moved to the Valcartier Camp in Quebec


Jun 18, 1915

Attested into the 55th Battalion at Sussex New Brunswick 

Ø      Number 445018

Ø      Next of kin given as Andrew Gaudet (father) of Middle Sackville New Brunswick

Ø      Previous occupation given as Shoe Maker

Ø      Previous military experience given as 1 term of training at the Sussex Camp

Ø      Religion given as Roman Catholic

Ø      Assigned to “C” Company 

It would appear that because of the move from Sussex New Brunswick to the Valcartier Camp in Quebec, the Attestation was done prior to the move, but not dated or finalized until after the move


Oct 30, 1915

Embarked the SS Corsican at Montreal Quebec



Nov 9, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to the Bramshott Camp


Apr 7, 1916

Posted to the 39th Reserve Battalion at West Sandling Camp and attached to the Brigade Signal’s Base Camp


Jul 15, 1916

Admitted to the Military Hospital at Shorncliffe with a diagnosis of VDG (Venereal Disease Gonorrhea)


Aug 26, 1916

Discharged to duty from hospital


Aug 29, 1916

Awarded 14 days Field Punishment No 2 and forfeits 14 days pay under Royal Warrant


Sep 7, 1916

Awarded 7 days FP No 2 and forfeits 7 days pay under Royal Warrant.  4 days of this sentence to run concurrent with the first sentence 

No offence is recorded in the file for this, however it was likely for being absent for a period of time


Jan 4, 1917

Transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion at West Sandling


Feb 2, 1917

Will made out leaving his estate to his mother, Mrs Andrew Gaudet, of Sackville New Brunswick


Feb 7, 1917

Posted to the 21st Battalion


Feb 8, 1917

Arrived at CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in France and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Feb 12, 1917

Left the CBD for the 21st Battalion


Feb 18, 1917

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field and assigned to the Signal Section 

The Battalion was in the front lines in the Thelus section, near Vimy Ridge


Aug 15, 1917         Killed in Action during the fighting at Hill 70


Because his body was either never found, or if so, never identified, he is commemorated on the Vimy Ridge Memorial, Vimy France.  Below is from the book written by J.A. “Sandy” Bain titled A War Diary, page 92.  Sandy Bain was also a member of the 21st Battalion Signal Section



Dec 17, 1920

Beginning on this date, and on subsequent dates, the following were sent to his mother, Mrs Emilienne Gaudet at 173 King St, Moncton New Brunswick 

Ø      Scroll

Ø      Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny)

Ø      British War Medal

Ø      Victory Medal

Ø      Memorial Cross


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